Spending time outdoors is one of the best ways to calm our mind and recharge our spirits.  Sometimes a slow, quiet, mindful walk through the forest is all it takes to re-energize our bodies and put everything into perspective.  Slow down, calm the mind, and take some time to listen to the birds chirping from the trees above.

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Hero's next door

Throughout the years we have worked alongside many individuals that contribute much of their time and resources toward helping others in our community through various non-profit organizations or by their own initiative.  Many of these individuals do not seek acknowledgment or monetary compensation. The exchange of value for them is simply knowing that they have helped others in need.

Today we want to acknowledge the more subtle acts of heroism that take place around us everyday - acts that are rarely noticed, acknowledged or celebrated.

Volunteers, friends, family, parents, single parents, coaches, educators, environmentalists, and all those who make sacrifices to provide a better life for others.

Thank you for making the world a better place.  

Administrative Professionals Day

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Administrative Professionals Day!

A big shout out our Administrative Team here at Capital Core Financial! Thank you for being awesome everyday! We are so grateful to have you on the team!

Carrie and Kenneth were not here for the picture today so Dawne and Alicia wore extra bright smiles for everyone!

Here’s to an awesome year and many more to come!

It's our 7 year anniversary!

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In 2011, each with a decade of experience in the financial industry, Franco Caligiuri and Marissa Elliott decided to team up and form Capital Core Financial. That was 7 years ago and what an incredible journey it has been!

From learning to build and grow a successful firm, to navigating the complex dynamics of a working partnership - the experience has been nothing short of life-changing.

“Watching the business blossom and building incredible relationships with both our team and our clients has been more rewarding then we ever could have imagined”.

Thank you to everyone that has supported us throughout this journey! We are excited to see what the future holds!

Free Wills Network

Last week, Marissa Elliott from Capital Core Financial had an opportunity to speak Meghan Black at the Canadian Cancer Society to discuss the importance of setting up a Will as well as a very unique initiative created by the Free Wills Network!

“The Free Wills Network brings together highly respected Canadian charities to offer anyone the opportunity to have their Will written or updated free of charge through a local lawyer in specific locations. An up to date Will written by a lawyer ensures your wishes are respected. It also avoids difficult decisions and legal complications for your loved ones. The Free Wills Network allows you to provide for family and friends and leave a gift to your chosen charities too.”

We introduced Meghan to the Free Wills program - See below to hear Meghan's thoughts on this exciting initiative.

Please visit www.freewillsnetwork.ca to learn more!

Team Activity Day!

Some of our team getting silly at last weeks activity day (we missed you Steve, Carrie, Sonia and Chris)!  

Once a month we take an afternoon to dress casually and leave the office for a fun team outing!  No work-related discussion - just laughs, exercise and greasy french fries!

Everyday we take some time to consider how lucky we are to have such a strong, committed, and thoughtful team.  

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SFU Beedie School of Business Mentorship Program

Congratulations to Marissa Elliott for receiving the Outstanding Mentor Award from the SFU Beedie School of Business!  

 At Capital Core Financial, we believe it is important to “pay it forward” whenever possible.  Our success as individuals and as a company is owed in part to the support from our community and those that have mentored us along the way.  

 Thank you to Tracy Li , who is completing her masters in the Science of Finance at SFU and was paired up with Marissa for the mentorship program.  

 Congrats again, Marissa!!

 

 

Million Dollar Round Table & A Better Life Foundation

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Flash back to December to Franco Caligiuri and Marissa Elliott donating $5,000 to A Better Life Foundation on behalf of the Million Dollar Round Table Canadian Charitable Foundation. The cheque was presented to ABLF founder Mark Brand during this month’s Greasy Spoon Supper Series at Save On Meats - an event created to raise awareness around hunger and homelessness on Vancouver’s East Side. Check out their campaign #BeingHungrySucks for more information.

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Capital Core hits the streets!

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Another Community Clean Up during our team meeting today!  

This week we removed 3 full bags of trash from the streets of Vancouver.  In addition to all the random pieces of rubbish, there is an astonishing amount of cigarette butts on the sidewalks.   You begin to realize how bad it is when you start picking them up one-by-one.

What can we do to help motivate people to dispose of their cigarettes in the trash? Would installing more public ashtrays be an effective solution? How does the City of Vancouver address this issue?